Robert Scott Wadsworth (Biblical Astronomy March 2003 Newsletter)
Dan - Scorpio (Akrab, conflict or war)
Gen. 49:16-18 (The Scriptures) – Dan rightly rules his people as one of the tribes of Yisra’el. Dan is a serpent by the way, an adder by the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that the rider falls backward. I have waited for your deliverance, O Yahueh. A decan constellation for Scorpio is Ophiuchus, which is a picture of a man struggling with a serpent. Another decan constellation for this sign is Hercules, who is holding adders in one hand and a club to club them with in his other hand. The serpent and adders here also represent the enemy of the woman’s seed. Perhaps there is a duel interpretation. The right side of this symbol represents the tale and stinger of the scorpion. The left side is based on the Hebraic letter mem, just as part of the symbol for Virgo is. These two signs with known Hebraic roots give some credence to the possibility that the other signs are also of Hebrew origin. Again, this is a study that includes much speculation. My interpretations here are not to be set in granite. Yahueh forbid. This is all new stuff to me as well as to most of the readers. I have not seen these ties before as far as using these symbols as the symbols or signs (oth) for the twelve tribes. Though I strongly believe that there is a connection. This is something that I envisioned about 3 weeks previous to this writing, and felt moved to do. I have not seen these ties (astrological symbols with the 12 tribes) in anyone else’s writings. I am either off on a wild tangent, or there is something to this. Time will tell which.
Gad - Aries (Taleh, the lamb)
Gen 49:19 (KJV) – Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last. The prophetic theme for the sign Aries is a lamb that was slain, but rising up to overcome his enemies. In most of the blessings to the twelve sons of Jacob (Israel) are contained attributes to the nature and prophecies concerning the Messiah. Yahshuah of Nazareth was overcome by a troop in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives. But he has and will overcome at the last.
Asher - Sagittarius (Keith, the archer)
Gen. 49:20 (Complete Jewish Bible) – Asher’s food is rich – he will provide food fit for a king. Deut. 33:24,25 (The Scriptures) – And of Asher he said, “Asher is most blessed of sons. Let him be accepted by his brothers, and dip his foot in oil. Your sandals are iron and bronze, and your strength as your days.This is a somewhat difficult one to connect. Asher is connected to the sign of the archer (here seen as a bow with an arrow). I suppose it could be said that archers provide food (venison and such).The constellation picture of Sagittarius is a combination man and horse. Could sandals made of iron and bronze be referring to horseshoes? I am half laughing at this speculation, but I really don’t know, it could actually be the correct interpretation or connection, or it may not be.